"Sir Robert Naunton's confection, 'Fragmenta Regalia'"
Sir Robert Naunton by the British engraver Simon van de Passe. 1616-1621. Courtesy of the British Museum, London
Public DomainSir Robert Naunton by the British engraver Simon van de Passe. 1616-1621. Courtesy of the British Museum, London - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Born around 1563 and after spending some years abroad, Robert Naunton returned to England and became a politician and courtier from 1606.  His Fragmenta Regalia, or Observations on the Late Queen Elizabeth, her Times and Favourites, was not published until after his death in 1635.